Name: Acqua Di Profumo White Musk
Brand: Acque Imperiali
What I liked:
– a lovely white musk eau de toilette
– good sillage and staying power
– easy to take everywhere with you
– the price
What I didn’t like:
– if you don’t like white musk, this isn’t for you
Did you know that natural musk is even more expensive than gold? That’s because of how rare it is. Natural musk is derived from the glands of the male of the musk deer of the genus Moschus. Because of its powerful animalic and sensuous smell and supposed aphrodisiac properties, demands from musk grew so much over the centuries that these days the animal is almost extinct.
In 1979 the Convention of the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) declared musk deer a protected endangered species and, since then, natural musk is very rarely used in perfumes. When it is, it usually comes from a very old stock (musk smells better with time) or is employed by small artisanal perfumers.
An alternative was needed. Luckily, in 1888 Albert Baur, while working on explosives, discovered a new molecule that smelled really nice. Its aroma, reminiscent of muscone, was sweet and warm. The first synthetic musk was born. More varieties would be discovered in the following years. These were generically called white musks.
White musks are now some of the most used ingredients in perfumery. They are characterized by a metallic overtone and radiance, and smell fresh, and less animalic than their natural counterpart. That’s exactly how Acque Imperiali Acqua Di Profumo White Musk smells like. It’s also very persistent. After all, that’s why white musks are often used in base notes.
This eau de toilette doesn’t really have top, heart and base notes, but its simple white musk aroma does linger on the skin for most of the day. It’s not too strong and overpowering, but it doesn’t stand too close to the skin either. You’ll be able to smell it without giving those around you a headache. And because the packaging features a practical roll-on, you’ll be able to carry it with you everywhere.
Available at: smoll shops
Acque Imperiali Acqua Di Profumo White Musk is a warm, sensuous and radiant white musk eau de toilette with good sillage and staying power. It can be used by both men and women, and, because of the practical roll-on packaging, you can easily take it everywhere with you.